- Megan Bingham
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MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten
A prehistoric shark surfaces off California and proceeds to wreck havoc. Sixty feet long, it is a member of a species living in the ocean depths for the last 100,000 years. Jonas Taylor, a paleontologist and deep-sea submariner, tries to capture it for an aquarium.
There are 4 other books total in the Meg book series, which you can checkout here (besides book #2, The Trench).
The Meg is an upcoming action horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, based on the 1997 science fiction book by Steve Alten. The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis. It is set to be released in the United States on August 10, 2018.
If you enjoy the adventerous horror trip that the Meg book series takes you on, check out these other suggestions.
Below by Ryan Lockwood
A young woman is dragged into the depths of the Pacific by a force of unimaginable strength; deep sea divers descend into the ink-black waters and never return; and when a small fishing boat is capsized and a band of migrants are swallowed up whole, the lone, terrified survivor can only utter three words: los diablos rojos. Professional scuba diver Will Sturman and brilliant oceanographer Valerie Martell know what they're up against. It's something more ferocious than the jaws of a great white shark, deadlier and quicker than a shoal of piranha, a mass of predators that has evolved over millions of years to perfect their reason to exist: to kill and to feed.
Camouflage by Joe W. Haldeman
An unidentified artifact, found seven miles below the surface of the sea, stumps the scientists examining it. But it calls out to the two immortal creatures who have wandered the Earth for centuries. Two creatures who have never crossed paths-until now.
The Deep by Nick Cutter
A strange plague called the "'Gets" is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget - small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily - and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered - a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it's up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths.
Hunter by James Byron Huggins
The world's keenest hunter, Hunter competes against a secret government agency to retrieve the half-human, half-animal product of illegal genetic experiments, a beast capable of unbounded destruction, from the icy north of the Arctic Circle.
Jaws by Peter Benchley
The classic, blockbuster thriller of man-eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again - or for the first time!
The Loch by Steve Alten
Incorporating the latest research that leads to real answers concerning the Loch Ness monster's identity, the bestselling author of MEG weaves a tale of horror about the most publicized and controversial creature ever imagined.
The Monster Hunter Files
For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large. Now MHI opens their archives for the first time to reveal the secret history of the world's most elite fighting force. Discover what happened when Agent Franks took on the Nazis. See how the Vatican's Combat Exorcists deal with Old Ones in Mexico. Featuring all new tales from Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George and many more.
Monster Island by David Wellington
It's one month after a global disaster. Manhattan has become Monster Island after a plague has turned all its denizens into shambling, rotting animated corpses, except for a couple who have kept their intelligence and also acquired psychic powers. When an expedition from Africa arrives, composed of teenage girl-soldiers and a former U.N. weapons inspector, the zombie masters mobilize their forces to kill or eat the living humans.
Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book One by Alan Moore
Swamp Thing, an elemental creature, fights to protect his home, the environment, and humanity from various threats.
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?